Bachelor of Science in English Education with highest honors, Ohio University, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio University, 1982. Master of Arts, Ohio State University, 1972.
Teaching assistant, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1971;
teacher English, Stanberry Freshman School, Lancaster, 1973-1974;
part-time instructor communication and technical writing, Hocking Technology College, Nelsonville, Ohio., 1972-1977;
part-time instructor, Ohio U., Lancaster, 1972-1980;
teaching assistant, Ohio U., Athens, 1978-1980;
assistant professor, St. Cloud (Minnesota) State University, 1980-1986;
assistant professor, forensics director, St. Cloud (Minnesota) State University, 1980-1984;
internship director, St. Cloud (Minnesota) State University, since 1984;
associate professor, St. Cloud (Minnesota) State University, 1986-1990;
professor, St. Cloud (Minnesota) State University, since 1990;
director study abroad program, St. Cloud (Minnesota) State University, Alnwick, England, since 1993;
professor, Minnesota State University Akita Campus, Japan, 1991-1992;
acting assistant vice president academic affairs, St. Cloud (Minnesota) State University, 1988-1989. Coordinator mentor program Bondhus Corporation, Monticello, Minnesota, 1990. Member conference organizing committee Center States Basic Speech Course, 1983-1984.
Selected participant St. Cloud Area Writing Project, summer 1984. Participant/presenter numerous regional, state and national professional conferences. Consultant team-building process Dodge, Fillmore, Olmstead Community Corrections, Minnesota, 1988, Foley Nursing Center, Minnesota, 1990.
Process consultant Center Minnesota Council on Aging, St. Cloud, 1986-1988, Minnesota Board on Aging, Minneapolis, 1990. Director SCSU Study Abroad program, Almwick, England, since 1993. Member Personal Development Associations Consulting Group.
Member speakers bank Volunteer Action Center of St. Cloud, since 1984. Member international neighbors group St. Cloud State University Faculty Wives and Women, 1987-1990, co-chairperson, 1989-1990. Speaker child development Cathedral High School, 1990, co-chairperson Parochial Music Association, 1986-1987.
Substitute leader Girl Scouts American, 1984. Usher County Stearns Theatre, 1985-1990. Lector St. Augustine Church, 1982-1988, member choir, 1982-1988, program facilitator, 1985-1988.
Member choir St. Paul Church, 1988-1989. Member Speech Communication Association (vice chairperson-elect commission on experiential learning in communication 1989-1990, member elementary activities book task force 1989), Speech Association Minnesota (secretary 1985-1986, 86-87, member mission task force 1988-1989, assistant journal. editor 1988, 89), Minnesota Education Association, National Society Internships and Experiential Education (chairperson faculty special interest group since 1988, member publicity committee of conference committee 1987-1988), Minnesota Association Field and Experiential Learning, St. Cloud Training and Development Association, Forum of Executive Women (vice president bylaws since 1990, member program committee 1986-1988, member communications committee 1988), Phi Kappa Phi (president St. Cloud State University chapter 1988-1989, public relations officer 1985-1987).
Married Robert A. Crook, December 29, 1971 (divorced March 1979). 1 child, Collette Crook. Married Timothy Scott Foster, November 26, 1982.
Children: Marshall Foster, Brennan Foster.